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Etymology

Middle English< Old French rousset< rous< Latin russus, meaning "reddish".

Noun

Singular
russet

Plural
s

russet (s)
  1. A coarse, reddish-brown, homespun fabric.
  2. Country dress; homespun cloth.
  3. A reddish-brown color.
    russet colour:   
  4. Variety of apple of russet-colored, rough skin.
  5. Variety of potato with dark gray-brown, rough skin.

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Adjective

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Positive
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  1. Having a reddish-brown color.
  2. Gray or ash-colored (antiquated usage).
    "Russet-pated" (gray hair). Shakespeare, Midsummer Night's Dream, iii. 2.
  3. Rustic, homespun, coarse, plain.
    Shakespeare, Loves Labour's Lost, V. 2
  4. "Condition of leather when it is finished, excepting the operations of coloring and polishing the surface." (From 1880s British/American dictionary.)

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Derived terms

  • russet apple (see above)
  • russet potato (see above)

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